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Former talk radio host who pushed conspiracy theories hired by US global media agency

August 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A former talk radio host who regularly promoted conspiracy theories about former President Barack Obama and officials in his administration is now serving as an adviser at the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), a source familiar told CNN.

Washington (CNN Business)A former talk radio host who regularly promoted conspiracy theories about former President Barack Obama and officials in his administration is now serving as an adviser at the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), a source familiar told CNN.

As CNN's KFILE reported in 2017, Wuco -- a former naval intelligence officer and conservative talk radio host who has served in a number of Trump administration roles -- regularly promoted unfounded far-right conspiracy theories.

Eight senior officials -— Chief Financial Officer Grant Turner, General Counsel David Kligerman, Chief Strategy Officer Shawn Powers, Deputy Director for Operations Matt Walsh, Executive Director Oanh Tran, Director of Management Services Marie Lennon and the Chief of the Office of Security Andrew Jansen — were all placed on administrative leave for alleged security failures related to an Office of Personnel Management report, the source familiar said.

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